Argentina is the world champion. The FIFA World Cup 2022 is one of the best world cups ever! They have made sure Lionel Messi fulfills his dream of holding the bright, golden trophy. Argentina beat France in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Final in penalties to seal the victory. The game ended in a 3-3 draw and was sent to penalties. France missed two of their penalties, on the other hand, Argentina scored all. Here is a look at the FIFA World Cup 2022 Final:
FIFA World Cup 2022 Final Argentina First XI:
Emiliano Martinez; Molina, Romero, Nicholas Otamendi, Acuña; Rodrigo De Paul, Enzo Fernández, Alexis Mac Allister; Angel Di María, Lionel Messi, Julian Álvarez;
FIFA World Cup 2022 Final France First XI:
Hugo Lloris; Jules Koundé, Raphael Varane, Upamecano, Theo Hernandez; Antoine Griezmann, Tchouaméni, Adrien Rabiot; Ousmane Dembélé, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappé
The first half was effectively dominated by Argentina. The ball was in possession by both teams but the Argentines made effective use of the possession. They attacked the French defense like never before. Angel Di Maria was the trump card that they pulled out when it mattered the most. He is a big match player and he was just harassing Jules Kounde. Argentina won a penalty in the 23rd minute and Messi scored. Then it was the genius of Alexis Mac Allister and Angel Di Maria. Di Maria made the final touch and scored from open play. The first half ended with Argentina being 2-0 on top.
The second half was also dominated by Argentina till the 70th minute. After that, the French players pulled up their socks. France made a few substitutions. Kingsley Coman and Camavinga were exceptional after coming on. Kylian Mbappe won a penalty in the 80th minute and scored. In the very next minute, he pulled a volley and scored from open play. France had pulled itself back into the game. 2-2, France had equalized. The injury time also ended with the teams being 2-2.
Extra Time of FIFA World Cup 2022 Final:
The extra time was also eventful. Lautaro Martinez and Acuna had come on for Argentina. These fresh legs dominated the French defense. Lionel Messi scored another goal in the 108th minute. 3-2, Argentina lead. But it was Mbappe again, who won a penalty and scored in the dying minutes to equalize. The game was put in penalties.
- Kylian Mbappe scores put France 1-0 up.
- Kingsley Coman hits, and Martinez makes the save. France is still 1-1, equal.
- Tchouameni misses. Shoots the ball off-target.
- Kolo Muani scores. France pulls the game back. 3-2.
- Lionel Messi scores. 1-1.
- Paulo Dybala scores. Argentina is 2-1 up.
- Paredes scores. Argentina is 3-1 up.
- Montiel is one kick away from glory. He scored. Argentina wins 4-2. They are champions.
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